February 2014

Friday
21
Feb
2014

Mass. Supreme Court Clarifies Role of Police

     The appellate courts in Mass. from time to time issue opinions that change or clarify the law. This is certainly true for operating under the influence cases. Simply stated, the law punishes people whose ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is impaired by alcohol they consumed. In Commonwealth v. Canty, a case decided by […]

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Thursday
13
Feb
2014

Worcester Probate Litigation

The client’s father died leaving his house and personal effects to some neighbors he had befriended. The client, an only child and whose mother had died a number of years ago, did not have an especially close relationship with her father. There was also a bank account with almost two hundred thousand dollars in it […]

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Tuesday
4
Feb
2014

Natick Assault and Battery Case Dismissed

The client had a fight with a male friend of his ex-girlfriend and was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. We prepared the case for trial as we could not negotiate an acceptable outcome with the District Attorney. On the trial date the Commonwealth was unable to prove the charge and the case […]

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Saturday
1
Feb
2014

Framingham F.B.I. Gun Issue

The client, a firearms instructor from North Carolina, had an assault charge in Framingham District Court in the early 1960’s. The case was “placed on file.” Almost fifty years later the F.B.I. notified the client that his right to own weapons was going to be revoked because of the Framingham charge. I went to court, […]

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